The official White House Christmas tree, from the Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Pennsylvania, sits next to the North Portico of the White House in Washington on Friday
A delivery courier uses his mobile phone as he lies in a tricycle on a road in Beijing on Monday. Chinese manufacturing grew at its strongest pace in 18 months in October.
Peter Parks, AFP
Weighed down: a man carries goods on his tricycle in Shanghai on Monday as data from the National Bureau of Statistics show that output in China rose 9.3 per cent in April. This is an acceleration from March but below market expectations, underscoring sluggish growth momentum